I did read this book when I was about 10. I would like to read it again, because a lot of the visual stuff never really sunk in. But, I did read it. I just don’t remember a lot about it.
The above linked article names these books as good beginning books for those who want to start reading the classics. There is a video explaining why we should read classics, but it’s long, so I am watching it in pieces. The other thing that isn’t brought up is that most of these are easy to get at the libraries.
To kill a mockingbird
Pride and prejudice
Adventures of huckleberry Finn
I also didn’t get to them over the summer, but I am sure I will, one day.
New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent, edited by Margaret Busby (Amistad, May).
In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow (Bloomsbury, June).
Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman (NYRB Classics, June).
The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr (Harper, June).
Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain (Gallic, June).
The Plus One by Sarah Archer (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, July).
A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Improbable Journey From Compton to Oxford by Caylin Louis Moore (Thomas Nelson, June).
Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion by Tanisha C. Ford (St. Martin’s, June).
Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light by Peter Schjeldahl (Abrams, June).
I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum (Random House, June).
Man Fast by Natasha Scripture (Little A, June)..
Buzz Sting Bite: Why We Need Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (Simon and Schuster, July). .
The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O’Mara (Penguin, July).
Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl (Milkweed, July).
Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson (Ecco, July).
And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks by Lawrence Weschler (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, August)
A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century by Jason DeParle (Viking, August).
A teacher came up with a different kind of reading log that isn’t as difficult for people to follow, and it makes it easier to log what the student is reading. The point is to keep reading, not to torture the child with logging it.
A lot of the tasks are fun, like read in the bathtub with no water. Shared reading activities like read to a stuffed animal are included as well as wide requirements such as read a magazine. Just make reading fun!
Hispanic heritage month runs from Sept 15 – October 15 this year. Below are the books that are recommended in the above linked article. There are a lot of them, mostly because they are listed in both English and Spanish.
The above linked article mentions things that women in literature have died from. I think my favorites are “missing slippers” and “shawl insufficiency.”
- Cold hands
- Beautiful face
- Missing slippers
- Wrist fevers
- Night brain
- Going outside at night in Italy
- Shawl insufficiency
- Too many pillows
- Garden troubles
- Someone said “No” very loudly while they were in the room
- Letter-reading fits
- Drawing-room anguish
- Not enough pillows
- Haven’t seen the sea in a long time
- Too many novels
- Pony exhaustion
- Strolling congestion
- Sherry served too cold
- Ship infidelity
- Spent more than a month in London after growing up in Yorkshire
- Clergyman’s dropsy
- Flirting headaches
- River unhappiness
- General bummers
- Knitting needles too heavy
- Beautiful chestnut hair
- Spinal degeneration as a result of pride
- Parents too happy
- The Unpleasantness
I have received the above linked article multiple times, from multiple sources. Does someone think I am not reading enough? Or, multiple someones?